Notice to AutoCAD Mechanical Customers

In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 Service Pack 2, which fixes or addresses a variety of issues pertaining to AutoCAD Mechanical 2006.

This README file highlights what has been fixed or addressed, where to download the update, and how to install it.

Contents

Prerequisites

Installation Instructions

Issues addressed by AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 Service Pack 2

Miscellaneous Notes

AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 Service Pack 2 download location

Prerequisites

The approximate size of AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 locked Service Pack 2 is 12 MB and AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 unlocked Service Pack 2 is 13 MB.

You must have a minimum of 100 MB of free disk space for temporary file creation.

Service Pack 2 is historical and may be applied to AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 with or without Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 1a already applied. You must have administrative privileges to be able to install AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 Service Pack 2 on Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home.

Installation Instructions

  1. Download the AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 Service Pack 2 installer for the applicable product and version:

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Download

AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 locked

acm2006_swl_sp2.exe

AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 unlocked

acm2006_unl_sp2.exe

Note: The software locked version of Service Pack 2 will update all language versions. In previous releases, there were separate Service Packs for each language. This is not the case for AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 Service Pack 2.

  1. Double click the installer to run it.
  1. Once AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 Service Pack 2 installation is complete, a message informing you that the AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 update has been successfully applied is displayed.

To verify that the Service Pack is properly installed, start AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 and type AMVER at the command prompt.  A text window is displayed and should report "AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 SP2." It is recommended that you restart Microsoft Windows after installation of the Service Pack.

Note: Once a service pack is applied, you cannot remove it by running an automatic uninstall program. To undo service pack changes, you will need to uninstall, and then reinstall the product.

Network deployment

It is not possible to create a new deployment tree based off an existing deployment tree. If you wish to keep a copy of your original Deployment tree, manually copy your original deployment tree to another location. Then modify the copied tree to include Service Pack 2.

For additional information please refer to Chapter 3 of the Network Administrator's Guide.

The Network Installation Wizard requires a patch be an .MSP file.  To extract the .MSP file from the Service Pack:

  1. Start a command prompt and navigate to the directory containing the patch executable.
  2. Type the name of the patch followed by /e and then an output path for the .MSP file (for example, to extract the AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 unlocked patch type acm2006_unl_sp2.exe /e c:\temp\SP2.MSP).
  3. Copy the SP2 MSP file to a deployment location.

You can now use that file to patch through the Network Installation Wizard.

Issues addressed by AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 Service Pack 2

Fatal Errors Fixed:

Bill of Materials, Part List & Balloons:

Standard Parts & Features:

Symbols & Dimension:

2D Structure:

Performance Improvements:

Inventor Link:

API:

Other issues:

Miscellaneous Notes

AutoCAD Mechanical 2006, AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 Service Pack 1, AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 Service Pack 1a and AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 Service Pack 2 use the same file format. All drawing files created in any of these versions are interchangeable.

AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 Service Pack 2 download location

You can download the AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 Service Pack 2 installer through Live Update or obtain it at the following location:

http://www.autodesk.com/autocadmech-updates

We want to thank all our customers who identified these issues and reported them to us. These reports give us the opportunity to improve the product and provide you, our customers, with the best possible solution in mechanical design. Autodesk would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued business and for the feedback regarding the content of this update release.

Thank you, once again, for your commitment to Autodesk products.

Respectfully,

AutoCAD Mechanical Team